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'LA RUSH' (PS2/Xbox) To Feature Hot Cars, Music and Celebrities - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced a number of licensing details and in game talent for LA RUSH, bringing an entirely unique experience to the reinvention of this over-the-top racing franchise. With celebrity and hip-hop talent starring as in game characters, an intense soundtrack, the latest in both concept and licensed cars LA RUSH has it all.

'Dungeon Siege II' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, an action fantasy role-playing game featuring an immersive fully 3-D environment. The original Dungeon Siege plunges players into a 3-D fantasy world where players can build up a party and move seamlessly from one over-the-top battle to the next.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' Revealed

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not a big surprise considering its retail success, through an interview with IGN, EA revealed that its DICE development studio is working on an expansion pack for its recently released multiplayer FPS sequel Battlefield 2. While the original game is being fought out between regular grunts, BF2: Special Forces will beef up all the classes to Special Forces and add 7-8 new night/day maps (smaller troop oriented, urban environment, airport map, missile launch facility etc.), gadgets (night vision and grappler/zipline, flashbang, tear gas), six new armies (Navy Seals, British SAS, Russian Spetznaz, MEC Special Forces and two insurgent groups), ten new vehicles, and twelve new base weapons. Battlefield 2: Special Forces is expected Fall of 2005.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Developer Q&A #4

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Yesterday Ubisoft announced Far Cry Instincts will ship exclusively for Xbox in September 2005, and today we catch up with multiplayer game designer Alexandre Mandryka talking about the multiplayer portion of the game.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Gothic III' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

Microsoft Signs Deal With Marvel For MMOs

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it has signed exclusive rights to develop and publish MMO games featuring Marvel Enterprises' super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk. The deal covers massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titles developed for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 and published by the game studio. The deal is Marvel's first MMO pact, and the first title is expected in 2008.

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Official Website

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience unstoppable power, destructive rage and inner conflict of the world's meanest and greenest superhero in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction! Check out the brand new full website with awesome features and new content!

'Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is on sale today, nationwide. This fast-paced action RPG prequel to Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is the second installment in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Exclusively for the PS2, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 follows the story of the anime series, which airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming.

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - v1.27 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega has released a patch for the US edition of Plastic Reality's squad-based action game Korea: Forgotten Conflict demo. The patch visualizes places available or not available for the player by different mouse cursor, visualizes the "Line of Fire" when blocked, fixes a problem with a locked mouse cursor while pointing at some machines, fixes minor problems with medic's voice (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...